Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique is a cadre of musicians steeping rooms and lounges alike in an atmosphere of southern jazz that guides audiences through narratives haunted by ghosts, devils, and personal tragedy. The band is a culmination of Warren’s previous projects from the clove-scented mystique and gothic beginnings with the Merrie Murder of Gloomadeers to the damned western narratives found in his solo touring. Rather than pick through tatters of those projects, the jazz infused narratives create a tapestry out of Warren’s classical and folk guitar composures allowing for a music experience of rich texture. In a single song a listener can drink alongside a vicious jazz tempo accompanied by Warren’s poisonous lyrics and be lead along with his own change of perspective into a song that caresses and venerates the once-damned subject. The band that has become Le Leek Electrique brings back previous project musicians Tex Bosley and Dan Dockrill as well as honed and trained performers Mike Shields, Matt Moore, Zach Landreneau, and Ryan Williams. Their performances are to be heartily drunken to, appreciated alone or with company, and listened to repeatedly with each listen peeling back layers of unique musicianship, lyrics, and storytelling.
~ Rob King - 2012
Mike Shields - Trumpet
Tex Bosely - Drums
Warren Jackson Hearne - Vocals
Ryan Williams - Bass
Matt Moore - Tenor Sax
Zach Landreneau - Piano
Dan Dockrill - Electric Guitar
The Aquaticus EP - 2012
Eleutheros! - 2012
MUSIC The Slow Poisoner + Warren Jackson Hearne
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MUSIC The Slow Poisoner + Warren Jackson Hearne Hemlock Tavern, 9pm, free Followers of the raucou...MUSIC
The Slow Poisoner +
Warren Jackson Hearne Hemlock Tavern, 9pm, free
Followers of the raucously creepy Munly And The Lee
Lewis Harlots will find plenty to empathize with in
the music of Warren Jackson Hearne And The Merry
Murdre Of Gloomadeers. The ramshackle Texan outfit pitches everything from fiddle and banjo to dulcimer
and harmonium into its seething goth-folk stew.
Topping the whole mess is Hearne himself, who officiates the brouhaha with a dusky grumble that siphons
as much strength from Tom Waits as it does
from Jim Beam. He plays solo here.
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Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers: An all-acoustic septet with a concertina...Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers: An all-acoustic septet with a concertina player who wears a gimp mask. Mandolin, violin and upright bass all unite in doom-folk mourning. Fronted by Denton's most fashionable troubadour, who has been from Texas to Montana and back, collecting tragic tales of love and death.
Wine Festival Boots Downtown Entertainment
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Warren Jackson Hearne was joined by a few of his regular bandmates, the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers...Warren Jackson Hearne was joined by a few of his regular bandmates, the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers, and proceeded to bring a new definition of substance to the folk genre. Playing original compositions, this dark Denton resident transported the festivalgoers to Eastern Europe for a moment in time, while they continued to partake in fine wine and food.
The Long Con Showcases 14 Bands at Dan's Silverleaf
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Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers was next and merrymaking was what he and ...Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers was next and merrymaking was what he and his gloomadeers were carring onto the stage. Claire Hecko, James Spangler, Mike McNasty, Adam Loudermilk, and of course the man himself...Warren Jackson Hearne, brought folk, ethnic and Irish mayhem into the act. Personally, I will never be the same after that show. Thanks for the haunting, mental imagery guys.
CD review of "Rusalka Songs"
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by John Little - Music Editor Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers recently...by John Little - Music Editor
Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers recently finished polishing their EP "Ruxalka Songs." Warren explains its title as: "A Rusalka is (an) eastern Slavic figure of folklore who shows itself in the form of a woman and is seen by streams and lakes singing, screaming or just hanging out. She usually will chase and kill passerby, especially men. She's basically the Slavic mermaid or siren (ya know: naked, beautiful, deadly). Each song on the EP is about a woman who does something tragic or is involved in someting that is tragic, as the Rusalka, for it is said that they are the spirits of drowned women."
Through the five tracks Warren keeps his voice somewhere between a sailor song and a campfire tale as the band plays on with the swagger and confidence of a drunken pirate - "What's that mean, you ask?" I'm not sure really, but that's what it feels like, and it works. "Rusalka Songs" has the same certain quality of agelessness that comes from a group of extremely talented musicians who found alcoholism early in life.
by Revee Hays - managing editor
The Gloomadeers (from Denton) presented a small problem for me, as I already have a bias for their bizarre genius. I tried to listen abjectively to the rough mix of their first EP, and I concluded that this CD is one I will buy for my friends. Theirs is an unmatched mixture of folk, gothic stylings, and a good dose of sinister whimsy. The musicians themselves are very talented, and the song writing is superb, as it is able to stand as solo or group work. By way of comparison, I have to mention Tom Waits; both are theatrical-sounding, melancholy, and seductive.
by Rev. Keith - Columnist
As I have stated on previous occasions, Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers are hands-down the best conduit for gothic faerietales this side of Mars. If you haven't been to one of their shows yet, you are suffering as much as Warren himself seems to be in each lick he sings. Their new EP, "Rusalka Songs," is a testimony to all that is odd, but you'd never know it to hear the melancholy that these talented players convey My dreams are haunted by this CD, and yours will be too.
Denton's Wine on the Square Festival Hosts Ten Bands
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At 6pm, Warren Jackson Hearne and (the) Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers will do their thing, which is a...At 6pm, Warren Jackson Hearne and (the) Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers will do their thing, which is a little hard to pigeonhole. Hearne's songs are very dark in content, and while the instrumentation of the Gloomadeers looks like bluegrass, they sound more like an eastern Goth-folk ensemble returned from the dead. Featuring Hearne on vocals and guitar, Michael McConnell on concertina and upright, Ethan Bell on accordion, Claire Hecko on violin and (maybe) James Spangler on mandolin and banjo, this poular Denton band never fails to perplex and entertain with their odd style. Their CD, Rusalka Songs, is being re-released this summer.
Back to School Bash
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Get there early for Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang's opening set if you like mandolins and make...Get there early for Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang's opening set if you like mandolins and make sure to catch Warren Jackson Hearne. Hearne's folky, traditional arrangements--featuring Justin Collins on banjo and Paul Slavens on accordion--belong in a dark, rogue-filled European tavern in some parallel history.
Denton Indie — Supporting and sporting “skinny jeans” since 2009
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If you drink unpretentious whiskey, then you’ll want to follow the wandering tracks of Warren Jackso...If you drink unpretentious whiskey, then you’ll want to follow the wandering tracks of Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers. Hearne has more soul than any Baptist church in the tri-state area. They take the stage, with The Blue Hit and John Elliot properly opening the show.
Warren Jackson Hearne Keeps on Dancing with Death
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Le Leek Electrique, released The Aquaticus EP earlier this year, and are releasing their full-length...Le Leek Electrique, released The Aquaticus EP earlier this year, and are releasing their full-length album Saturday at Dan's Silverleaf. Hearne can pretty much pick and choose the musicians he wants to play with, evidenced by the all-star roster of Le Leek Electrique: Veteran guitarist Dan Dockrill, drummer Tex Bosley, bassist Ryan Williams and keyboardist Zach Landreneau. There is also a contingent of understudies who fill in from time to time on the horns, including the legendary Jeff Barnes.
Dancing About Architecture with Warren Jackson Hearne
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"Dad recorded at Ardent in Memphis and at the time I was a big ZZTop fan and they were in there doin..."Dad recorded at Ardent in Memphis and at the time I was a big ZZTop fan and they were in there doing something. I was 3 or 4 and asking everyone at Ardent if they’d seen Billy Gibbons."
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